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4 SONGS by J.B. Lenoir: Blues’ Poetic protest singer

He was a blues singer with more social and political themes in his music than any other blues artist around. a man who’s lyrics were so politically critic that it made him notorious. Like that day in the 1950s when his “Eisenhower Blues” was politically potent enough to warrant investigation by the House of un-American activities. 

J.B. Lenoir blues ballad “How Much More”

There is so much to learn from J.B. Lenoir these days in the field of music activism, but first, you’ve got to enjoy his swinging blues songs which are a big part of his repertoire. Cause besides his protest songs, he also recorded blues love ballads like “How Much More”, a song that features the heartache of waiting for love poetically. He sings on a honky tonk and grooving rhythm “If I should die and should die before my time, If I should die, and should die before my time; Don’t you forget, you forever on my mind”.

How long? How much more long, how long?
How long? How much more long, how long?
How long, ‘fore you bring your love
back home?
 


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